Credit: NAMI Advocacy Update November 5th, 2013
When the Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare") was signed in 2010, it created the Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan (PCIP) as a temporary program to make health coverage available to uninsured people with pre-existing conditions until key parts of the law that preclude insurance companies from denying coverage (or charging more) based upon a health condition take effect in 2014.
Coverage via PCIP will end on December 31, 2013 and that enrollees must enroll in a new health plan before December 15th to prevent a lapse in coverage.
Do you have PCIP? Read more about the changes here.